181 days in, and…?

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First we write, then we hit the beach. Who’s in?

My goodness, where does the time go?

Here it is the last day of June, signifying the halfway point of 2017, which means it’s time once again for that most lauded of blogpost topics:

The Project Status Update!

This is your opportunity to give as much or little info as you desire regarding what you’re currently working on, finished so far this year, or plan to jump into in the coming months.

Mine’s pretty simple and straightforward.

-Currently revising two scripts – a comedy and the pulp sci-fi spec. Already have a spec rewrite project lined up for when both of those are done – target start date is end of the summer.

-On the non-writing front, I’m signed up to do 4 half-marathons between now and the end of the year. A slight chance that number might potentially increase by one or two, but it remains tentative. As long as I can keep my time under the 2-hour mark, I’m good.

So how’s 2017 been for you, writing-wise?

A few items from the bulletin board:

-Filmmaker Steve Davis has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his World War 2-era short No Glory on Indiegogo. Looks pretty cool. Donate if you can!

-Even though the focus around here is mostly on screenwriting, a lot of writers are also interested in writing for television. The National Hispanic Media Coalition TV Writers Program is accepting applications from Latino writers between now and August 7. If you qualify, give it a look-see!

-If you’re a screenwriter in the San Francisco Bay Area (or the general northern California area, or just happen to be in town that weekend), the NorCal Screenwriters Networking Shindig will be taking place from 2-4pm on Sunday, July 30th, at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli at 734 La Playa (between Balboa & Cabrillo, just a block from the Pacific). Let me know if you’re interested in attending. Hope you can make it!

4 thoughts on “181 days in, and…?

  1. Just finished the first draft of a comedy drama based in New York for a London based producer and am awaiting a decision on a plot before starting work on a new political thriller for a major distributor.

  2. My Rom-Com is having success on the film festival and competition circuit. It just won best script at the FilmMakers Film Fest in Nice and is nominated at New Hope. It also made it to Semi Finalist at the Diverse Voices Competition and I’ll find out where it landed this Friday in the ScreenCraft Comedy Competition.

    So, now I am wondering if I should try to market this one script forward or simply ‘let it be’ and focus totally on my newest Social Drama.

    I did all the prep work for my newest script. I started writing the first week in June…and I’ve written only 27 pages. Not as smooth as I anticipated.

    • Fantastic! Congrats on all your contest successes! Any reason you couldn’t split your time between marketing the one and working on the other?

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